HR tip: Age discrimination

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These questions are being answered by Learn HR, a market leader in the provision of HR and payroll training and nationally-recognised professional qualifications.

Question:"We are uncomfortable with age discrimination constraints. How can we ensure that a candidate has the appropriate length of experience for the job if we cannot ask for minimum periods of experience in advertisements?"

HR Tip:
Why do you need to know? He may have been using a computer for five years but still not be comfortable with the software. Surely you need to know what are his abilities. List the specific competencies required and test the candidate against them.

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